2013 North Carolina Archives Week
October 21 – 27, 2013
“Home Grown! A Celebration of N.C. Food Culture and History”
Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people.
The events are a celebration of the work that we and our organizations do, but it is also a time to raise public awareness. By holding exhibit openings, workshops, lectures, open houses, and other related events during Archives Week, North Carolina’s archives community can make a concerted effort to bring the importance of our profession to our state’s citizenry and public leaders.
Any agency that deals with archives and historical records in North Carolina is invited to participate in Archives Week in North Carolina. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) sponsors the week and will serve as an information clearinghouse for events occurring during the week. In addition, SNCA has published a guide to help in planning your events and SNCA officers will be available to provide assistance as well. The eighth annual Archives Week in North Carolina will take place October 21-27th, 2013.
- Take a look at some photographs from Appalachian State’s Archives Week Open House. 41 people attended the open house, making it a great success! Thanks to Cyndi Harbeson for organizing the event and sending along pictures. What did you do for Archives Week? Send your pictures, blogs, and testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Take a look at Davidson College’s wonderful blog post “The Farm at Davidson: Now and Then.” This blog post sheds light on the history of farming at Davidson College and helps us celebrate N.C. Archives Week 2013 “Home Grown! A History of N.C. Food Culture & History”. Thanks to Jan Blodgett for sending it in.
Where: Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College
When: Wednesday, October 23 @ 3:00
What: The Friends Historical Collection celebrates Archives Week with
highlights from Guilford College’s food history, a “Behind the
Scenes Tour,” and a Contest
Highlights of Guilford’s food culture, which has brought students
and the college community together in times of abundance and scarcity,
will appear in the Guilford Daily Buzz.
The Friends Historical Collection will offer a 30-minute “Behind the
Scenes” tour of our collection areas not normally open for access.
Come by the Friends Historical Collection Research Room (Library 116)
at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, to learn about archives and see
our unique historical manuscripts.
A contest exploring Guilford’s food culture invites the college
community to submit recollections of current, historical humorous or
poignant stories about ways food has brought students and the college
community together. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.
- In July, we put out a call for food-related images for the Archives Week poster. We were in for quite a surprise as dozens of amazing images came flooding in–certainly more than we could fit on a single poster! So, in honor of Archives Week and in celebration of all the fantastic, grotesque, intriguing, and funny food-related photos submitted, we are going to post these images throughout the week.
Today’s images, brought to us by Transylvania County Library and NCSU’s Special Collection Research Center.
Where: Forsyth County Public Library, North Carolina Room, 660 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
When: October 7th- October 26th, 2013
What: Celebrating Archives Week with a selection of cookbooks featuring North Carolina recipes collected from restaurants, civic groups, and regions around the state. Artifacts donated by staff members include biscuit and dough cutters, a butter press, strainer, ceramic bowl, and linens.
Where: Rhinehart Room, Belk Library, Appalachian State University
When: Thursday, October 24 @ 2:00 – 4:00
What: Special Collections in Belk Library & Information Commons at Appalachian State University will host an open house in the Rhinehart Room on October 24, 2013 from 2-4pm in honor of Archives Week! You are invited to join us for a display of items from our collections and to learn more about Special Collections and archives. Please email inquiries to Cyndi Harbeson, email@example.com
Home Movie Day is a Crash Course in American Culture.
It’s a Social Event…Bring Films, Watch Films and Play Bingo!
Raleigh, NC – Home Movie Day Raleigh will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1:00-4:00pm in the auditorium at the State Archives of North Carolina, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh. The event is free and free parking is available around the Archives.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Film Studies Program at NCSU, the State Archives of North Carolina and A/V Geeks Transfer Services. Participants spend the afternoon watching amateur films and win prizes playing Home Movie Day bingo. Members of the public are invited to bring in cinematic artifacts of their personal pasts on any film format – 8mm, Super8,16mm home movie – as well as VHS or Video8 format (cued up, 5 minute limit) for inspection, discussion, and on-site projection. Depending on the condition of the films, attendees will have the chance to view their own films on the big screen. Equipment provided by A/V Geeks Transfer Services will allow participants to get a free transfer of their film.
Now in it’s 11th year, Home Movie Day is an international event held in local communities around the world. It provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, and—most importantly—watch them and share them with others! Film archivists are on site and to share information about how to care for films and videotapes so they can be enjoyed by future generations.
Because they are local events, Home Movie Day screenings can focus on family and community histories in a meaningful way. “We would love to see more films featuring local North Carolina neighborhoods and landscapes,” says Kim Andersen of the State Archives of North Carolina. “One year someone brought footage of Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh, which was just pastures, trees and an occasional farmhouse. Home movies can give us an amazing view of how our environment and our culture has transformed over time.” Steve B. Wiley’s family films were found in a tin breadbox in the attic. “I had never seen this footage before. The Home Movie Day experts inspected my 40-year-old Super8 film and carefully mounted the reel on the projector. I watched in amazement as my early childhood appeared on the big screen,” shares Wiley. “Home Movie Day is a wonderful event for the whole family,” Wiley continues. “My kids had a great time. It blew their little minds to see daddy as a toddler, and we all had so much fun playing Home Movie Day Bingo!”
Devin Orgeron is the Director of Film Studies at North Carolina State University, a co-sponsor of the Raleigh event. “Home Movie Day is a practical celebration of an aspect of film history that is seldom taught in textbooks or schools,” explains Orgeron. “It’s an opportunity to see how we documented ourselves prior to the digital age. It’s a social event…it’s a crash course in American Culture.”
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This is the last week to order Archives Week posters and bookmarks for your institution. Fill out this survey By Friday, September 20th. Materials will be in the mail by the end of the month.
Please fill out this survey the receive this year’s posters and bookmarks. The theme “Home Grown! A History of N.C. Food & Culture” has lots of potential, so get started on planning an event for this year’s Archives Week, October 21st-27th!